Born Pretty Store – The perfect place to get beauty bargains!

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***Keep reading for an exclusive 10% discount code!!!***

So, a while ago I was approached by the website Born Pretty Store, who kindly sent me some items that I will be reviewing here! It’s mainly beauty items that they sell, but they do everything from make up brushes, to temporary tattoos, eyeshadows and eyeliners!

One thing I want to make clear right away, is that I beg you PLEASE don’t judge this website on what it looks like. OK, yes it is all in dollars, yes they are Chinese run but I have to say I was really impressed with the service and the products themselves.

I’m going to be honest here and say that whenever I get emails asking me if I want to review products I am always sceptical at the beginning…but I had no need to be with this store as I actually love the products that I received and would definitely buy them myself in future! (Also the lady that emailed me was so lovely and adorable it made me smile 🙂)

The item that I tried first of all was a liquid eyeliner. I have tried a few different eyeliners but I am very fussy, so I pretty much always stuck with my L’Oréal Superliner which is really pigmented but can be quite tough to remove. I was attracted to this eyeliner because of the NIB. Anyone who loves using liquid eyeliner knows how important the NIB is.

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Here is what the ‘Extremely Thin Eyeliner Pen’ looks like:

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For only $4.07, I have to say I was SO impressed with this eyeliner. The nib is firm but soft at the tip (stop sniggering in the back there) and the liquid is JET black. It is quite liquid-y though so when I watched this on my hand it bled into the lines of my skin. See below:

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When I applied this along my lash line I didn’t see any of the colour bleeding – the liquid was so smooth and pigmented, and the nib made it really easy to start with a thin line. It is actually really easy to thicken the line too if you need it, to top it off creating a flick was easy as can be!

I wore this to work, so to see whether it lasted all day I took a ‘Just After Application’ photo and ‘End of The Day’ photo:

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On the whole I was really impressed with the staying power of this – think about it, the product is only $4, the formula is quite thin and yet it lasted all day without smudging.

Most excitingly, I have a 10% discount code if you want to place an order. I’ll tell you why you I think you should consider giving Born Pretty Store a browse:

  • FREE SHIPPING worldwide
  • GREAT value for money
  • SURPRISINGLY EXCELLENT quality products!

There is a banner in my side bar that will take you right to the store if you click it 🙂

Here is the exclusive code if you’d like to get 10% off your order:

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I hope you guys like the products from Born Pretty Store as much as I have! More reviews to come from me for this place so if you still aren’t convinced keep your eyes peeled 🙂

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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A ‘Match’ Made In Heaven – sorry…

OK I won’t do any more world cup puns. I could, but I won’t.

We are finally experiencing a flash of summer in the UK, and boy do we have to make the most of it. It might be a long time until we see that fiery ball of goodness again! Sorry, I really do mean the sun. So, onto a combination that was engineered by the gods for summertime. The combination I am talking about here is a bold pink lip, and dewy sun kissed skin. The latter for me is in reach, as it is built into my genetics 🙂 (put simply, I am brown).

So first, the bold lip:

I have heard rave reviews about the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks, and I have another one here for you to add to the mix. The shade I went for was Olé Flamingo (great name), which is a brilliant fuchsia. With cool blue undertones, it is also great to make teeth look whiter. The formula was surprising, it truly feels like velvet (but not so much it drags as you apply).

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It is easily buildable, and the applicator means that you can get a really clean edge. It has been reviewed to be very long lasting, but what I found useful is that although you want it to stay put, if you apply hastily you can still clean up with a cotton bud around the corners and not end up looking like a lipstick smeared clown.

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The pigment it packs is seriously crazy, but I think I would agree with Anna from ViviannaDoesMakeup, that the formula lends itself best to the bold shades rather than the nude, ‘everyday’ hues. This will be my go-to for a summer evening look :).

Now, for the dewy skin:

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I am a big fan of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Gel Based Foundation (I mix a blob of shade 55 and 56, why don’t they do .5’s?!). However, if you don’t want such heavy coverage for summer Happy Light is a good way to go, I would say. Confusingly, shade 54 is pretty good for me (I think this is the darkest it goes), and it is a lot more fluid and sheer than the Healthy Mix. It blends nicely with a Real Techniques Stippling Brush, and gives a really nice dewy finish. I have to say I was slightly disappointed by the strong orange undertone, but I think this would be OK once concealer etc are finished.

I will give an update on this after a week or so of use, so I can let you know how it lasts throughout the day. I am expecting it to wear throughout a hot working day, but for me it will be having strong competition with the Garnier Miracle Skin, which I have been wearing daily and loving. With Miracle Skin, even after work, my skin tone looks even and clear, so Happy Light has a lot to live up to!

If I wear this out, I’ll update this post with a picture so you can see what it looks like :). Happy Summer!

AAAAAAAND here is the update, recently wore this look out for my sister’s birthday:

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